In + Around San Antonio

A parent’s guide to all things San Antonio! The Alamo City is geographically a large area and there are tons of things to do in a variety of spots in and around the city. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, this is a great starting place. From kid-friendly restaurants to the best things to do with your family, Alamo City Moms has you covered with everything to do in our great city. Our team of 40+ moms is happy to share the ins-and-outs of what’s happening in San Antonio! Topics of articles include museums, parks, arts, restaurants, family-friendly events, the River Walk, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas and much, much more.

Oh, summer—wonderful, beautiful summer! No more school, only pools, barbecues, and fun in the sun. It’s the perfect time to spend the days outside, except when you live in Texas and it gets too hot, too soon.  Because you can’t...
¡Ay verano, lindo y maravilloso verano! Sin escuela, sin preocupaciones, sólo albercas, sol y diversión. Los días son perfectos para pasarlos afuera… a menos que vivas en Texas y el calor llega más rápido de lo que esperas.  Y como...
The barbecue “scene” in San Antonio and the surrounding area is real, y’all, and my family couldn’t be happier. Driving around the city, little peeps from the backseat will shout out familiar joints. When asked what they want for...
I'm kind of a theme park junkie. Sometimes I think I enjoy theme parks more than my kids do. Our family has had SeaWorld San Antonio annual passes for the last seven years or so, and I love that...
Can I let you in on a secret? San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. OK, so that’s not really a secret. Our fabulous city has great museums, fun activities, and cool things to explore, so of...
Y'all, don't look now, but somehow we made it to July. Congratulations, families! It kind of snuck up on us amongst the thunderous storms and below-triple-digit weather that closed out June.  Don't forget; whether it's 90 or 100 degrees outside,...
Alamo City Moms Blog is happy to partner with San Antonio's own Bolner's Fiesta® Brand Spices to share this recipe and information on three of their new blends. This is a sponsored post.   While San Antonio boasts outdoor cooking...
Fireworks and barbecues, parades and patriotism. Whether you're hoping to watch a small-town parade or take in some Texas-style live music, this list has you covered. We've included events happening in both San Antonio and surrounding areas, where you...
School's out, and parents deserve a break too! With a selection of activities ranging in budget, a summer date night allows us to reconnect just when we need it most. Remember, our city is extremely child friendly, and bedtimes...
Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a beauty pageant? How about what it is like through the lens of a contestant? Maybe you think you know all about pageants from watching Miss Congeniality. Sure,...
Growing up on the border in Eagle Pass, I remember being able to see fútbol matches on the field that butted up to the Rio Grande's edge from our car as we drove through downtown on our way to...
We love to travel and explore, and that includes taking advantage of all there is to do in San Antonio. But museum admission and tickets to attractions add up quickly, so we’re always looking for discount options. One solution...
I’m a practical girl. Sometimes too practical. I tell my children to always eat their dessert last. When we go out for a treat I say “no” to the extras. “You don’t need any toppings,” I tell them. "A...
We are happy to partner with Hilton to share more about their Texas-Sized Savings for both a San Antonio Staycation and Texas summer travel. This is a sponsored post.   Those of us who call San Antonio home know that...

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I’ve been a San Antonio resident for more than 20 years and a Southside resident for a decade. Growing up on the Northwest side,...